Seychelles BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +4 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|7°1'7"S / 51°15'4"E|
|SC / SYC|
|Seychellois Creole (official) 89.1%|
English (official) 5.1%
French (official) 0.7%
unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN|
|Seychelles banks list|
Seychelles has a land area of 455.39 square kilometers and a territorial sea area of 400,000 square kilometers. It is located in an archipelago country in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean. It is located in the center of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is about 1,600 kilometers away from the African continent. It is a transportation between Asia and Africa. Essential. The Seychelles is divided into 4 dense island groups: Mahe Island and its surrounding satellite islands; Silhouette Island and North Island; Praslin Island Group; Frigit Island and its nearby reefs. There are no rivers in the whole area, and it has a tropical rain forest climate with high temperature and rain all year round. |
Seychelles, the full name of the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago country located in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean. It is located in the center of the three continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is about 1,600 kilometers away from the African continent. It belongs to Africa and Asia. The transportation hub of Africa and the two continents. It is composed of 115 large and small islands. The largest island, Mahe, covers an area of 148 square kilometers. The Seychelles is divided into 4 dense island groups: Mahe Island and its surrounding satellite islands; Silhouette Island and North Island; Praslin Island Group; Frigit Island and its nearby reefs. The granite island is mountainous and hilly, with the Seychelles mountain at an altitude of 905 meters on Mahe Island as the highest point in the country. Coral Island is low and flat. There is no river in the whole territory. It has a tropical rainforest climate with high temperature and rain all year round. The average temperature in hot season is 30℃, and the average temperature in cool season is 24℃.
Seychelles, like other African countries, was enslaved by colonialists. In the 16th century, the Portuguese first arrived here and named it "Seven Sisters Island". In 1756, France occupied the area and named it "Seychelles". In 1814, Seychelles became a British colony. On June 29, 1976, Seychelles declared independence and established the Republic of Seychelles, which remained in the Commonwealth.
National flag: It is a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of 2:1. The pattern on the flag surface is composed of five rays of light radiating from the lower left corner, which are blue, yellow, red, white, and green in order in a clockwise direction. Blue and yellow represent the Democratic Party of Seychelles, and red, white, and green represent the People’s Progressive Front of Seychelles.
The population is about 85,000. The country is divided into 25 districts. The national language is Creole, general English and French. 90% of residents believe in Catholicism.
Seychelles has beautiful scenery, and more than 50% of its territory has been designated as a nature reserve, enjoying the reputation of "tourist paradise". Tourism is the largest economic pillar of Seychelles. It directly or indirectly creates about 72% of the gross domestic product and brings more than 100 million U.S. dollars in foreign exchange income to Seychelles every year, accounting for about 70% of the total foreign exchange income. 30% of employment. According to the 2005 Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Programme, Seychelles is one of the most suitable countries for human survival.
Fishery is another important pillar of Seychelles's national economy. Seychelles has a vast sea area, an exclusive marine economic zone with an area of approximately 1 million square kilometers, and rich fishery resources. Canned tuna and prawns are Seychelles' first and second largest export commodities.
Seychelles has a weak industrial and agricultural foundation and mainly relies on imports for food and daily necessities. The industry is dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises, including breweries, cigarette factories, tuna canning factories, etc. The agricultural arable land area is only 100 square kilometers, and the main crops are coconut, cinnamon and tea.